In 2005, plans were announced to sell the Freemasons Hospital to a consortium made up of Epworth Hospital and ING Real Estate. The purchasers have confirmed that the hospital will continue to provide medical facilities at the site.
Freemasonry Victoria are proceeding with their proposal to erect two large apartment towers at the site of the Stephenson & Turner hospital in Clarendon Street, East Melbourne, and this proposal is attracting great opposition from local residents. However, the development will retain the Art Deco hospital building.
Like the Toronto Stock Exchange, there is currently a proposal to alter the former Royal Banking Chambers landmark building at the street level. The ANZ bank, owner of this fine 1941 Stephenson & Turner building, wishes to lower the windows on the Elizabeth Street side.
A recent press report stated that hospital services at the Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne are to be relocated and the site is to be redeveloped as multi-storey apartments (16 storeys). It appears that the proposal includes the retention of the existing hospital building. However, there is much concern amongst local residents about the height of the proposed development. ADS will …